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White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise


Scandal of police resources

There is a real scandal here. The police have stripped their economic crime departments to counter the urgent issue of terrorism, so that the City of London will no longer investigate any fraud involving less than £5m and the Met are not much better. Even a £4m fraud on the Legal Aid fund had to be prosecuted by a local authority - see [2017] EWCA Crim 534. Organised crime is raking in hundreds of millions from vulnerable pensioners selling "investments" like "rare earth metals", "green energy credits" and coloured diamonds - while the Conservatives talk of disbanding the SFO (so troublesome to shady businessmen) and leaving the NCA to try to understand such complicated things.

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